November 11th - Remembrance Day
ZE: "I think of ALL my grandparents - how they joined, fought, escaped and died - and how scared they must have been and strong they were."
HM: “I think about the choices that those who have gone to fight have had to make and continue to make. And my grandfather."
LC” I remember growing up in Ottawa and watching the Remembrance Day ceremony at Parliament Hill every year. This formally governed occasion along with with others, such as The Changing of The Guards became clear and salient memories from my early childhood.”
HP “I love Remembrance Day...the poppies, the haunting “Last Post”, the poem “In Flanders Fields” I always have ever since attending parades at the cenotaphs in Montreal as a little kid (when there were still lots of WW1 and WW2 vets, standing at attention in the bitter cold November). I remember my Aunts, Uncles and my Dad and I have a special fondness for the Missing Man formation during the RD flybys.